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Prosecutor won't release warrant in molestation case

Posted July 8
Updated July 9

— A prosecutor in South Carolina is refusing to release the search warrant used in a molestation case against a North Carolina man charged with abusing a teen in the infield of a NASCAR track.

Assistant Solicitor Sherrie Baugh told The Fayetteville Observer that the warrant was still part of an investigation and releasing it could prevent the suspect from a fair trial or disclose techniques used in the investigation.

The warrant was for Mike Lallier's motorhome. The Fayetteville car dealer was charged with molesting a 15-year-old boy last September while staying in the infield at Darlington International Speedway.

A judge placed a gag order on the case prohibiting the public from seeing court documents, but The Fayetteville Observer successfully argued to have it overturned.

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Information from: The Fayetteville Observer

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  • Cnc Stone Jul 9, 6:23 p.m.
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    Da good ol boys protecting their buddy ?
    ( still a sexual predator )